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The Hills Showground Station Precinct is one of eight station precincts along the Sydney Metro Northwest urban corridor along the new Sydney Metro Northwest Line.


In November 2019, Landcom, on behalf of Sydney Metro, submitted a State Significant Development concept application for a mixed-use development adjacent to the Hills Showground metro station.


The Hills Showground Station Precinct proposal will provide up to 1900 new homes, 5 per cent of which would be affordable housing.


The concept proposal for the mixed-use precinct includes:

  • building envelopes ranging in height between 13 metres (four storeys) and 68 metres (twenty storeys)
  • a maximum gross floor area of 175,796m2, including:
    • a maximum residential floor area of 169,096m2
    • a non-residential gross floor area between 6,700m2 and up to 13,600m2
  • principal subdivision to identify future development lots, public domain areas and a new road
  • a new public plaza with a minimum area of 1,400m2 (referred to as Doran Drive Plaza)
  • a new public park with a minimum area of 3,500m2 (referred to as Precinct East Park)
  • street hierarchy, layout and staging
  • design guidelines and strategies to govern future development
  • provision of up to a maximum of 2,273 car spaces and 799 bicycle spaces.


No building or construction works are proposed to be undertaken as part of the concept proposal. Subsequent development applications for the detail design and construction of the buildings and public domain areas will be submitted in the future.


In December 2017, the Minister for Planning approved the rezoning of the wider Showground Station Precinct. The rezoning allows the area to be transformed into a vibrant urban centre, with new open spaces, community facilities, recreation areas and a mix of housing choice for people at all life stages. More information about the planning of the wider precinct is available on the Showground Station Precinct page.


Consultation and feedback

The concept proposal for Hills Showground Station Precinct was on public exhibition until 10 December 2019.


The Department welcomed feedback from the community, government agencies and other stakeholders during public exhibition. This feedback helps us better understand the opinions and concerns of the community, which will inform our assessment of the project.


All project documentation, including the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is available on our Major Projects website.


Next steps

Following the exhibition, the Department will publish all submissions received and ask Landcom to address any issues raised by the community, council and other government agencies.


Landcom will prepare a formal Response to Submissions (RTS) report, which we will make publicly available.


The Department will then assess the project, which includes consideration of the EIS, all submissions and community feedback, and the RTS.


The Department will then make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for his determination.


More information

All documents related to the Showground Station Precinct proposal are available on our Major Projects website.


To find out more about Showground Station Precinct, you can:

  • visit the Landcom website
  • call our Information Centre on 1300 305 695. If English isn’t your first language and you prefer an interpreter, please call 131 450. Ask for an interpreter in your language and then request to be connected to our Information Centre on 1300 305 695.

Page last updated: 11/12/2019